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    Catholic Charities Employee Named ?Unsung Hero?

    "ATLANTA?The Emory School of Law Public Interest Committee (EPIC) gave its 2007 ?Unsung Hero? Inspiration Award to Susan H. Colussy, program director for immigration services for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Inc." Mar. 8...

    Lofgren Queries Myers

    Mar. 1, 2007 letter from Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Cal.) to ICE Asst. Sec. Julie Myers asking many questions about recent raids. Lofgren ICE raid letter 3-07.pdf

    Unaccompanied Minors Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney

    "Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. (DMRS) has an immediate opening for a Pro Bono Coordinating attorney within its Unaccompanied Minors unit. DMRS is a full service immigration law clinic providing high quality free and low cost legal...

    Bullies on the bench

    "One glaring problem is that immigration judges are political appointees whose appointments may be rewards for years of government service or party loyalty, and are not subject to any independent oversight or approval." Stacy Caplow, NLJ, Mar...

    Ninth Circuit on Particularly Serious Crime, CAT

    "The IJ erred ... in denying Morales's applications for asylum and withholding of removal by relying on facts recited in the Washington appellate court's opinion, which that court assumed to be true in its consideration of Morales's...

    Fla. H-2A Citrus Worker Class Action Certified

    "The Court certifies a class of: All individuals admitted to the United States pursuant to Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a)("H-2A workers") who were employed by Sorrells...

    PAPA Turns 20

    The nonprofit Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA) celebrates 20 years of helping immigrants in the central Texas area use the rule of law to advance their lives. A party honoring Prof. Barbara Hines wll be held in Austin May 11, 2007. http://www...

    Former Foreign Service Officer Sentenced in Visa Fraud Conspiracy

    "On March 1, 2007, Judge John W. Darrah, Northern District of Illinois, sentenced Matthew Christ to 24 months incarceration; three years supervised release; and imposed a $5,000 fine." DOS Media Note, Mar. 6, 2007. http://www.state.gov/r/pa...

    TPS for Sudan Extended

    Federal Register, Mar. 8, 2007: "This Notice alerts the public that the designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for 18 months to November 2, 2008, from its current expiration date of May 2, 2007. ... Given the...

    Bill Gates' Senate Testimony

    "America should be doing all it can to attract the world?s best and brightest. Instead, we are shutting them out and discouraging those already here from staying and contributing to our economic prosperity." Committee on Health, Education...

    Second Circuit to BIA: Try Again

    "[T]hese documents, combined with You's letters from relatives claiming to have undergone forced sterilization due to having two or more children, are material to You's claim that he feared the forced abortion of his second child or forced...

    Third Circuit on Pro Se Pleadings

    "Throughout removal proceedings, Then has never been assisted by counsel. He appeared before the IJ and the BIA, and now appears before us, without an attorney. His command of written English is marginal; his understanding of the legal issues is...

    Class Action Filed for Crime Victims

    CATHOLIC CHARITIES CYO (SAN FRANCISCO) et al., v. Chertoff. Filed in San Francisco on March 6, 2007. Catholic Charities 3-6-07 U Visa Complaint.pdf

    DOS Proposed Rule

    "The proposed rule would reorganize, restructure, and update the passport regulations contained in 22 CFR part 51 in order to make them easier for the users to access the information, to better reflect current practices and changes in statutory ...

    Ninth Circuit on IRCA, Conflict Preemption

    "We consider whether, in this case, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) preempts California labor laws that forbid employers from firing an employee without good cause. We also consider whether the district court abused its discretion...

    BALCA Remand: Job Filled By U.S. Worker?

    PAGER PART MART, INC. d/b/a DBA CELL GATE USA, Employer, on behalf of NAZANIN MALEKJAH, Alien, Nos. 2006-INA-00052, D-05332-09490, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, BOARD OF ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION APPEALS, 2007 BALCA LEXIS 37, February 21, 2007. Pager Part Mart...

    DHS lacks timetable for monitoring visitor departures

    "There is no estimate yet for when a Homeland Security Department program to track visitors to the United States will be able to verify departures, one of the program's managers said Thursday." GovExec.com, Mar. 1, 2007. http://www.govexec...

    DOS Final Rule on Exchange Visitors

    Federal Register, Mar. 7, 2007: "This final rule amends the Department of States regulations related to students and exchange visitors to reflect changes introduced by Public Law108?441, and numerous administrative and procedural changes that have...

    Legal Documents in the ACLU's Challenge to the Hutto Detention Center

    ACLU, Mar. 6, 2007. http://www.aclu.org/immigrants/detention/28856res20070306.html

    Holes in the Fence: Immigration Reform and Border Security in the United States

    March 20th, 2007; 1:00 pm ? 5:00 pm; American University Washington College of Law; 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 603, Washington, DC 20016. http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2007/documents/HolesintheFence-ImmigrationReformandBorderSecurityintheUnitedStates...

    CRS on Unaccompanied Alien Children-March 06, 2007

    Unaccompanied Alien Children: Policies and Issues, March 1, 2007. CRS unaccompanied children 3-1-07.pdf

    Director, Immigration Program

    "Founded in 1991, the Asian American Justice Center (formerly the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium) works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation."...

    Chertoff: "Material Support" Waivers

    Federal Register, Mar. 6, 2007: Alzados, Kayan New Land Party, Karenni National Progressive Party, Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army, Mustangs, Arakan Liberation Party, Chin National Front/Chin National Army, Chin National League for...

    Third Circuit on Persecution

    "Their home was set on fire, and their lives, as well as the life of their child, were repeatedly threatened. In this context, we are unwilling to speculate about what caused the IJ to conclude that petitioners' experience did not rise to the...

    Third Circuit on BIA's Use of Country Reports

    "Given the disparities between the 1998 Profile and the more recent 2000 and 2001 State Department reports, it is not clear why the BIA seemingly did not consider the later reports, which appear more favorable to Jiang and Chen." Jiang v. Gonzales...